BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The San Francisco Bulls earned a crucial road point, losing in a shootout to the Bakersfield Condors, 2-1, Saturday night at Rabobank Arena. Captain Justin Bowers tallied the game-tying goal on the power play in the third period to force overtime. Taylor Nelson was stellar in goal for the Bulls, stopping 29 of 30 shots in regulation and overtime.
Alex Hudson slipped behind the defense to put the Condors up 1-0 on his first goal of the season with 3:05 remaining in the first period. Bakersfield out-shot the Bulls 14-6 after one period of play.
The second period saw the goaltending duel continue. Nelson turned aside the six shots he faced, while Scott Greenham stopped all nine shots he faced.
In the third period, Bowers tied up the game with a seeing-eye wrist shot from the point on the power play. Sacha Guimond earned the assist on the goal at 7:07. The goal forced overtime. The extra session saw just three shots on goal. In the shootout, Brett Perlini tallied the lone goal, giving the Condors the 2-1 victory.
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BULLETINS: Justin Bowers continues to lead the league in points with 10 (4g, 6a). He has a point in every game this season…The Bulls dropped to 0-2 in shootouts…The Bulls have successfully killed the last 10 power plays against.
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The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states. Today, the league has 23 teams in 16 states. The ECHL celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2012-13 and is the third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League. The ECHL has had 234 players reach the NHL over the last seven seasons. It’s the primary developmental league for the NHL and the AHL. On opening day of the 2011-12 season, 83 former ECHL players were on NHL rosters. The ECHL teams are divided into the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. All teams play a 72-game schedule. For more information please visit http://www.echl.com/